Friday, December 19, 2008
Roger's Ledge and the view south across the Kilkenny to the Presidential Range
Standing on top of Roger’s Ledge and looking south towards the Presidential Range across the Kilkenny makes me think in detail about who those first people were who traveled here and resided in this gorgeous land, this astonishingly beautiful place. Their artifacts, estimated to be 11,000 years old, have been found at several sites just a seven or eight miles from here pointing to the time the Wisconsinan glacier had just melted back towards the north from the Kilkenny, heading back to Labrador and points North. The urge to climb to a height of land, a hill or mountain must be universally human with the reward being the deep satisfaction of seeing out over great distances, to get a sense of where you are, and, of course, be able to look out beyond the farthest ranges and try to imagine what’s out there, to wonder who else is out there and where they're from.